Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya has been ruled out the Australian series due to lower stiffness.
India will take on Australia for two T20Is followed by five ODIs starting from February 24.
The Indian all-rounder will be replaced by Ravindra Jadeja for the ODIs and India will play with the same squad for the T20Is.
“Team India all-rounder Mr. Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of the forthcoming T20I & ODI series against Australia due to lower back stiffness,” the Board of Control for Cricket in India said in their official statement.
“The BCCI Medical team decided to rest the all-rounder and let him undergo strength and conditioning work for his lower back at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. Mr. Pandya will begin his strength work from next week,” the statement added.
“The T20I squad will now consist of 14 members. Mr. Ravindra Jadeja has been named a replacement for Hardik Pandya for the 5 ODIs,” further added the statement.